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China - September 18, 2018

All mail services have resumed on September 18, 2018 after Typhoon Mangkut suspended the delivery of mail and parcels in Macao, China on Monday, September 17, 2018.



US Capital Metro Area – Hurricane Florence - September 18, 2018

We have provided a link to Postal Alerts for U.S. regions affected by Hurricane Florence.

Canada - September 18, 2018

Since August 23, 2018, talks have been ongoing between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) to avoid a potential strike.
Canada Post will continue to work in order to find the common ground needed to renew both collective agreements. More information.

DOMESTIC: Richmond, VA - September 12, 2018

The following Post Offices are currently closed on September 12, 2018 (no delivery, no retail) due to mandatory evacuations in areas prone to flooding or already experiencing flooding due to Hurricane Florence:

Morattico        22523
Achilles            23001
Bena                  23018
Grimstead       23064
Gwynn              23066
Hudgins          23076
Matthews       23109
Moon                23119
New Point      23125
Onemo             23130
Port Haywood 23138
Susan                 23163
Assawoman    23302
Atlantic             23303
Belle Haven     23306
Cape Charles   23310
Chincoteague  23336
Wallops Island 23337
Craddockville   23341
Harborton         23389
Keller                  23401
Locustville       23404
Melfa                  23410
Oak Hall            23416
Onley                 23418
Painter              23420
Pungoteague  23422
Quinby              23423
Saxis                  23427
Tangier             23440
Tasley                23441
Temperance    23442
Back Bay           23457
Wachapreague 23480
Wachapreague 23480
Willis Wharf      23486
Withams             23488
Portside St         23705
Portsmouth       23707

The Postal Service is monitoring conditions and will provide updates as they become available.

For more regions affected by Hurricane Florence: https://postalpro.usps.com/industryoutreach/alert_and_notices


Costa Rica - September 10, 2018

the public sector labor unions have called an indefinite strike as of Monday, September 10, 2018. This situation may result in collection, processing and delivery delays for both inbound and outbound mail (letters, parcels and EMS).

Japan - September 10, 2018

Japan Post is experiencing delays in domestic transportation and delivery of mail items and parcels in the Hokkaido region (postcode: 00・04-09 ), due to the impact of a strong earthquake that hit in the northern part of Japan on September 6, 2018.

India - August 22, 2018

The Kerala state has been experiencing severe flooding for a considerable time. Operations at Kochi International Airport are suspended until  August 26, 2018. Thereafter, the flood situation will be reassessed, to determine whether airport operations can resume. 

The Kochi office of exchange is unable to function normally owing to disruption of mail movements to and from the airport, as well as around the city and state.

Therefore, mails should be made up for the offices of exchange at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai rather than for Kochi for the time being.

Italy - August 17, 2018

A bridge collapse in Italy has impacted the following areas:

August 14, 2018:

  • Outbound – internal flows from post offices directed to Lonate Gateway blocked in the Savona, Imperia and Genoa districts. Affected postcodes: from 16010 to 18100.
  • Outbound – internal ExportBox flows from SDA branch in Genoa directed to Lonate Gateway blocked. Affected postcodes: 16149 and 16151.
  • Inbound –  undelivered flows in area directly impacted by the accident. Affected postcodes: 16149 and 16151.
  • Inbound – critical delivery in areas west of the accident. Affected postcodes: from 16152 to 16159.

 August 16, 2018:

  • Inbound – critical delivery in areas directly involved by the accident.  Affected postcodes: 16149 and 16151.

South Africa - July 20, 2018

The nationwide strike which commenced on July 3, 2018, ended on July 18, 2018.

Accumulated mail is expected to take roughly 20 working days to be processed.


South Africa - July 17, 2018

Wage negotiations between the South African Post Office (SAPO) and unions remain deadlocked as strike action across the country continues.

Delays in delivery of mail and parcels will continue until the strike is settled.